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97 legacy front wheel bearing/hub assembly
Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:26 PM
Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:30 PM
the best solution, in my opinion, is to pull your hub assembly and take it to a shop or a ma chine shop, and have them press the bearing in.
i did this last summer and the bearing and the labor to press it in was right at $100.
i think i got the bearing at wholesale cost since i bought it from the shop who pressed it. (fisher auto parts or federated )
a complete assembly, (housing, bearing, hub, lug studs?, ball joint? ) if they sell them, is probably going to be expensive.
another solution is to buy a used one from http://www.car-part.com . ($35 ?)
look in a southern state that does not have snow or rust and look for a cheap one.
have it shipped to your door.
swap it in for your bad one and save the bad one. (i've done this too.)
if / when the new / used one goes bad, have a bearing installed in the old one and install it. (less down time.)
Edited by johnceggleston, 09 October 2013 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:17 PM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:35 PM
I thought that having access to a press was helpful but that replacing these bearings (even if you have a press) is tricky and/or required special tooling. Otherwise guys like Johnceggleston would change their own.
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